Nasal Buttress*** HS 4b
[The Excellent Nasal Buttress, 2 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
16m. Climb the steep arete with the nose being passed on the left. FA. George Bower early 1920s © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion.

Photo: The Excellent Nasal Buttress © Alex Gaastra
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This climb is in 239 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

payeo20 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Alex W

Alex Whittaker - 2nd - 15/Aug/15 with Phil Yeomans

Had a bit of a paddy.... embarrassing.
Becky E - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

john max - 2nd - 08/Aug/15 with Becky E

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/15

bryce.dorin - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/15 with MattAcres

Finally tackled it! Great stuff, very delicate over the bulge but the top out was great.
Cruty Rammers - 2nd - 15/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/15

db79 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

Good fun.
Becks87 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Adam L

Beautiful climb, very enjoyable
atom - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Rebecca Wood

BnB - 12/Jun/15

Brown - 2nd - 27/May/15 with Stu

ChrisVickers - Lead O/S - 27/May/15 with Stu Howard

SP - Lead - 2015

newskin - 2nd - 05/Oct/14 with Jim Symon

JonnoP - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Susie

lovely route
The Norris - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14

RichardLeggett - Lead - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14

jakebrown - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14

Rob84 - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/14 with Pidg

mevanssmith - Lead - 13/Jun/14 with JM0rrison

JM0rrison - Lead β - 13/Jun/14 with mevanssmith

K Mckay - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Paul Gibbison

grubes - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Alex

Chew Valley Challenge
Alex Thompson - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/13 with Luke

9th and final climb of the Chew Valley Challenge
Phil West - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/13 with John Perry

thetradlad - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Dan Tyas

snapperdan - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/13

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13

As Green as Kermit, a day after rain. Didn't affect too much as v juggy and easy to protect. Long sling useful to use thread at top. Mega views.
eldre070 - Lead - 25/Aug/13 with Splat2million

splat2million - 2nd - 25/Aug/13

blackholesun - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Thought crux move above the nose nails.
rockman - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 14/Aug/13 with Geoff Mee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

rfdl100 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Simon Waters

Montecore - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Ben Simpkins

Great climb! Accidentally made the start a bit more interesting by drifting a bit too far right. Then accidentally made the moves under the nose a lot more interesting by trying to get right up under it, not being able to go any further, having a bit of a wibble and eventually jumping back to the ledge before doing moving out left and doing it properly.
Ramblin dave - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Alison

Siobhan McGowan - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

skittles - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/13

Lovely climb, bags of protection and time to place it, one awkward move below the second ledge.
pog100 - Lead - 17/Jul/13 with Cath Walton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13

bwestwood - Lead - 15/Jul/13

snapperdan - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Dan

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Windier than a Brussels sprout convention.
Pike - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Marc

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

Joe.Elliott1 - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13

Climbster - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - 2nd β - 07/Jun/13 with Matt

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 22/May/13 with Bern Hardman

Stefan Trebicki - Lead - 06/May/13 with John Martin, Matthew Cunningham

jimartin - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Stefan Trebicki

Frank the Husky - 2013

bantamdave - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Murray

classic and juggy. cool route
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12 with Julian L

Barry D - Lead - 29/May/12 with Juan

Nice route with good moves round the nose. Belay at the top is not great.
markblair - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Alison Dixon

Legionreturns - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12

Nice route. A little tricky to arrange the belay.
Richard Alderton - Lead - 24/May/12 with Tom_, Chris Burl

BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Vicky Jennings

vix - 2nd rpt - 23/May/12 with Ben, Jonny

Fun to try again.
Alex Thompson - Lead rpt - 23/May/12 with Liz

Nice climbing, few hairy moments when I thought I was going to loose my grip. Last leg up to finish took me a while, ended up pulling myself up on stomach to finish.
Liz Peel - 2nd dog - 23/May/12

Very nice - not quite 3 stars
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - May/12 with Mynydd James

Stefan Trebicki - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Liam Brady

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Sophie C

Bob Windsor - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Rick Graham

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/11

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11 with John Newbiggin

Excellent stuff. Bold finish.
steveth - 2nd β - 27/Jun/11 with Jon Bray, Chris Roberts

JonBray - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

t8t9t8 - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11

augustus trout - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with Colin Maddison

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/11

Jayzen - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Ashley

paul79 - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/11

Hardonicus - 2nd - 11/May/11 with vix

J25 - 2nd - 11/May/11 with Vicky Jennings, Hardonicus

vix - Lead O/S - 11/May/11 with Haydn

The Blue Bucket - May/11

greglad - 09/Apr/11

Dave Franklin - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

stimpey - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Pete, Davina

petegunn - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Davina & Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Clay C - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Jay

Jay C - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Clay C

Rog Wilko - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Debbie Wilkinson

Very green - would be lovely otherwise
Rob84 - 2nd dog - 18/Jul/10 with Rich

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 06/Jul/10 with Alan Holden

kjbix - Lead - 30/Jun/10 with Gary Caswell

ruggystunts - 2nd - 30/Jun/10 with Kev

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10

wil_perry - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Barney

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/10

WillCass - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Si

Hidden - 2nd β - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

stratandrew - 2nd - 02/Jun/10

tried to lead it, got as far as the nose then had to retreat as i was unable to do the move up. Tried it on 2nd, tried it miles's way, then finally found a better, easier way. Top out was hard too
ayuplass - 2nd RP - 31/May/10 with miles

coffeepot - 2nd - 23/May/10 with jelaby

jelaby - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with CoffeePot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Barry D - Lead - 22/May/10 with Jobo

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/10

ste_d - Solo rpt - 24/Apr/10

john.gaffney - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Ed Arnett

Hard near the thin crack. Really had to trust some friction holds! Good route though. Brought Jenny up on second.
hcooper - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Jennifer Slack

Jen80 - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Cooper

Hidden - 2010

reubensampson - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with Dan Peers

jonka - Oct/09 with gareth

peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with Raho

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Darren McMaster

shed_hed - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Graeme Hammond

matthewjames - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Alan Saul

Good effort to Matt, looked like he enjoyed himself on this one! Brilliant climb!
Reaver2k - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/09 with Matt Marshall

Lisaaa - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Mike Watson

Nice lead by Al, VERY nice route with some tricky moves at the thin crack.
embob - 2nd - 09/Aug/09 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/09

petegruf - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with blaithin h

Awesome route with great exposure and a nice, technical crux. Interesting top-out too!
graphiclunarkid - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with arctic jen

arctic_jen - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Rich

cem - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/09 with John Evans

Great route. Lots of gear and some superb positions.
barney800 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Katherine Shaw

ste_d - Solo rpt - 28/Jun/09

ste_d - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/09

Richie Rich - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Nick M

Cold! Found it quite hard as I could hardly feel my fingers. Good moves and well protected - excellent!
Howard J - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Elli Mauser

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/09

Goody - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Margaret Bowyer

tanssop - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Andy & Paul

doogstrue - TR - 31/May/09 with phil & andy

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

snakebite - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Paul Shephard

Kaiser999 - Lead - May/09 with Andy Farrimond

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/09

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/09

wheelo - 2nd - 02/Apr/09 with foggy

jcurley - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Colin Milton

colin milton - Lead - 02/Apr/09 with joe curly

Hidden - 20/Sep/08

morrisdaboss - Lead β - 20/Sep/08 with Steve B

alun1111 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/08

john lynch - Lead - 04/Jul/08 with mike lynch

johnwilson123 - Jul/08 with paul

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Alan Holden

ste_d - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/08

Great exposure, perfectly protected and a classic climb
addersb - Lead - 02/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/08

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 26/Apr/08 with Nicola Pettit

Worth the stars. Belay at the top is a pig to set up.
Chris Lyon - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Tom Whitehead

Mancunianimport - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

nmoysey - Lead - 2008 with Ben Vickers

Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Rob Sykes

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/07

jcurley - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Harry

jcurley - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/07 with Harry

Matthallinan - Lead - Jul/07 with Nicky Winn

Great climb! Looks green but it was dry. Wasn't sure where to start, ended up doing it side on, then reading the guidebook which says take the arete direct I went back at the end of the climb and did that into my previous climb and downclimbed off to cover all my options :P Wasn't exactly sure where I should be all the way up, but opted for on the wall most of the time, erring towards the arete! Wonderful! Great protection, a few "interesting" moves on slopers and nice positions, especially if you take the time to look out! Everything went perfectly on this lead for once, and not once did I get into a tussle on any of the moves. The final arete is finely positioned and feels exposed although having gear close-by! Found the belay abit of a problem, ended up balancing on a (BIG) chock down the chimney on the other side of the buttress and placing a thread and a wire, and making sure I sat in a position where I wouldnt get pulled round the arete and fall 20ft down the other side! I will be back to repeat with my Dad I am sure and look forward to it!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Matt Marshall

J25 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Alex Thompson

Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Jonny

david morse - 2nd - 02/Jun/07 with james collingwood

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/07

featuresforfeet - Solo O/S - 26/May/07

alj - Lead - 26/May/07 with CJD

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with John M

Matt - BodyPoint - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Andrew Wood

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Simon

Duncan I - Lead - 01/Oct/06 with Steve Pardoe

Green start, one sketchy move, but fantastic positions on the arete, justly a classic
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 01/Oct/06 with Duncan Irving

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/06

alicia - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Matt K

Daves first big lead
dread-i - 2nd - 11/Jun/06 with dave m.

cem - 2nd - 11/Jun/06 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/06

shoulderbreaker - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/06 with Leanne Buxton

nigelw - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with I Higgins

Hidden - Nov/05

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Jul/05

my first HS lead
SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - May/05 with Philip

John Marsland - Lead - 04/Sep/04 with Stefan Beyer

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/04

Cake - Lead - 02/Aug/04 with Matt

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/04

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/04 with Carmen

Si dH - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Kane Chandler

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/03 with Chris Tan

Gman - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with James

malc - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Paul S

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 31/May/03 with Carmen

Laramadness - 2nd β - 12/Sep/02 with CEB

A classic 3 star route. (Should be able to lead) as there is good protection. One to come back to.
Owdham - TR O/S - 19/Aug/02 with Girtch

Urgles - Lead O/S - May/02 with Laura

Blod - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/01 with Clive M

Hidden - Solo - 05/Aug/00

D Berry - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/00 with Claire Berry

Neil Conway - 2nd O/S - 1998 with Steve Hardy

Phil West - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/97 with Steve Wild

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/96 with mark b

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/95

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 09/Jul/95 with Steve Dean, Viv Stainforth

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/95

ChrisJD - Lead - 03/Oct/93 with CraigH

craig h - 2nd rpt - 03/Oct/93 with Chris D

ste_d - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/91 with mik

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/91

craig h - Solo O/S - 23/May/91

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - Nov/90 with John Byrne

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/90

Done before. Also with Margaret 19.7.1994
uphillnow - Solo - May/90

Tom V - 1967

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